15. Davido – Aye – 49million views
“She no want designer, she no want Ferrari” – popular lyric in the song by Omo Baba Olowo could have caused the video to garner 49million views. What do you think?
The rural rural setting video directed by Clarence Peters is 14th on the list and estimated to reach 55m views at the end of the year.
14. Davido – FIA – 50million views
Another hit song from the DMW HQ boss Davido has 50million views and rising. Expected to have 60m views at the end of the year. Just so you know, the video was released just 9 months ago and has fast risen to be one of the most viewed Nigerian music videos on YT.
13. Psquare – Bank Alert – 51million views.
Nigeria’s very own twin sensation Psquare released the visuals to this banger a year ago and has 51m views on YouTube with comments from fans all over the world.
Estimated to peak at 54m views at the end of the year.
12. Maleek Berry – Kontrol – 54million views.
A bit surprised to see this on the list? Well, fast rising Nigerian pop artiste Maleek Berry’s Kontrol visuals dropped two years ago and has quickly garnered views home and abroad with fans love comment from mostly UK and the rest of Europe.
11. Psquare – Shekini – 60.3m views
Another energetic Psquare video directed by Clarence Peters is 10th on the list. Video released 3 years ago is estimated to have 63m views at the end of the year.
10. Psquare – Collabo ft Don Jazzy – 60.6million views
Truly a collabo to remember! Third time appearing on our list is Psquare’s Collabo which featured Navin record boss Don Jazzy. Video shot in S.A with crisp and beautiful scenes could reach 64m views at the end of the year.
9. Wizkid – Come Closer ft Drake – 61million views
Only Wizkid Star Boy music video to appear on this list is viral Come Closer which featured Canadian artiste Drake. Crisp visuals by Daps with 61m views is estimated to have 65m views at the end of the year. Personally, I was expecting more of Wizkid on the list but appears he has poor management of his YouTube channel.
8. Davido – If – 67million views
Stealing the Nigerian music scene attention is “If I tell you say I love you oo”. Third time appearing on this list is Davido with If. Visuals to this worldwide hit dropped a year ago and expected to have 73m views at the end of the year.
7. Sinach – Way Maker – 68 million views
The only gospel song in the top 15 is Sinach Joseph’s “Way Maker” with over 68 million views on YouTube, standing in a modest 7th position. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n4XWfwLHeLM
6. Runtown – Mad Over You – 70million views.
Only Runtown song on this list is world wide hit song Mad Over You. This banger that was released a year ago garnered 70m views home and abroad and is estimated to climax 75m views at the end of the year. The video was shot in Nigeria.
5. Korede Bello – Do Like That – 71million views.
Pride of Mavin Record, Korede Bello is 6th on this list with energetic dance video to Do Like That. Song produced by Altims with video released barely 9 months ago could have 77m views at the end of the year.
4. Tekno – Pana – 77millions views.
“Baby Pana!” Viral hit song by Tekno Miles garnered 77m views on YouTube with fan love comments from countries like Estonia, Malta, India, Morroco, Netherlands, Azerbaijan, Greece and alot more! The Asian themed video is expected to reach 83m views the end of the year and probably exceed 100m views at the end 2019.
3. Davido – Fall – 79million views
“Cristiano, Mr Ronaldo, Omo Nintendo eh!”. Viral hit song that caused world star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo to follow Davido on Instagram had its video released just a year ago and has gone ahead to garner 79m views with an expected pinnacle of 89m views at the end of the year.
2. Psquare – Personally – 84million views
The video dedicated to pop music legend Michael Jackson is second on the list. Fourth time Psquare has recorded a banger so good it has garnered so many views from countries all over the world with this one drawing attention from Asia as well. The former number one Nigerian music video on Youtube is bound to reach 90m views at the end of the year.
1. Yemi Alade – Johnny – 93million views
Just wow. The song has managed to hit all corners of Africa and has garnered 93,222,000 views on it’s video in the process. Getting fan love overseas from Brazil, Cuba, USA, France etc. A comical, rural setting video directed by Clarence featured top Nigerian actors, actresses like Bovi, Alex Ekubo, Beverly Naya etc. The video shot in Nigeria is expected to set a milestone of 100m views before the end of the year and hitting 160m at the end of 2019.
Notable mentions are ;
Timaya ft Sean Paul – Bum Bum -50M views as at February but the video has been deleted by YouTube probably due to the content.
Tekno – Duro – 46million views
Dbanj – Oliver Twist – 46M views
Chidinma – Fallen In Love – 45M views
Sinach – I know who I am 40M views
Flavour – Sexy Rosey – 36M views
Psquare – Alingo – 36M views
Patoranking – No Kissing ft Sarkodie – 33M views